Battery-grade Lithium extraction from seawater

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Nice! This could be a valuable mechanism to provide battery lithium without destructive mining. It expands available sources beyond the user of geothermal brines (https://www.intechopen.com/books/th...ke-brine-underground-water-and-geothermal-wat) -- one of the other green sources of lithium. Let's see how well it can be commercialized and what better sources can be found for cobalt.
 

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I wonder though if ocean life needs lithium in the water. I guess an issue for another day.
 

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I wonder though if ocean life needs lithium in the water. I guess an issue for another day.
True but it's more a question of trade-offs: does ocean life need lithium in seawater more than they need to avoid their water being overheated and acidified?

 

 
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